This Book Is Banned
This Book is Banned is a wonderful, playful way to engage children with the idea of books being banned and to talk to people with different beliefs. The book keeps you guessing as to what could possibly happen (and possibly be banned) next.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author of P Is for Pterodactyl Raj Haldar comes a silly and irreverent new picture book all about sharing ideas
This is a book about dinosaurs. No it's not. Dinosaurs are not allowed.
Oh. This is now a book about avocados! Sorry. We deleted those too.
FINE. This book is about—nope! Forbidden!
Maybe you shouldn't even try reading this book…But what could possibly be inside?
Discover just what can happen when ideas are erased instead of expressed with this hilarious picture book romp that kids (and grown-ups) will want to read over and over again.
This Book Is Banned is a funny, engaging book perfect for
- Families to read aloud with kids of all ages
- Parents eager to share a laugh while addressing meaningful themes
- Educators looking for an entertaining resource to discuss important issues
- Readers with a penchant for humor, vibrant illustrations, and thoughtful content
Praise for This Book Is Banned
"A funny, thought-provoking book that opens the door to discussion about book banning with younger children." — School Library Journal, STARRED review
"Well done and adorably funny... a really great introduction to the subject of banned books for little ones." — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review
"A zany, fourth wall–breaking exploration of book banning." — Kirkus Reviews
"Haldar and Patton employ absurdist hijinks to explore the practice of book banning... By story’s end, readers will likely have had at least one beloved subject ousted—potentially prompting conversation about real-world events." — Publishers Weekly
"The adult-child combination who reads This Book Is Banned together will have fun discussing the issue of “banning” in the hypothetical, thanks to the busy and engaging illustrations and text that await them. Young children will want you to read it to them over and over again… Strongly reminiscent of The Monster at the End of This Book." — NY Journal of Books